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Lewis & Clark
December 12, 2014
Rural water money nears federal OK; Lewis & Clark among competing projects
WORTHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved Thursday night a fiscal year 2015 budget that includes an additional $31 million for the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BoR) Rural Water Program, and the Senate is expected to follow suit in the next few days. BoR officials will...
December 12, 2014 - 10:08pm
November 10, 2014
Council discusses priorities for 2015
WORTHINGTON — The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System bonding request, housing and the completion of Minnesota 60 to St. James are all on the list of 2015 legislative priorities that the city of Worthington, Nobles County, District 518 and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce...
November 10, 2014 - 9:31pm
October 7, 2014
Lewis & Clark construction budget discussed
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission discussed Monday the upcoming Lewis & Clark Regional Water System board meeting, which will determine the 2015 construction budget for the project. The project is anticipating federal funding of $2.4...
October 7, 2014 - 10:17pm
September 26, 2014
Lewis & Clark awards Luverne pipeline contract
LUVERNE — The Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Board of Directors awarded a $16.5 million pipeline contract Thursday to Carstensen Contracting of Pipestone. The price tag comes in more than $2 million less than the engineer’s estimate. The contract, which is the first...
September 26, 2014 - 5:12pm
July 18, 2014
Dayton talks Lewis & Clark in Luverne
LUVERNE — Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to Luverne on Friday to meet with local officials and area legislators to discuss the next steps in advancing...
July 18, 2014 - 9:56pm
June 11, 2014
Editorial: Water before books
The need for water in southwest Minnesota and a long-discussed new Nobles County Library should have little or nothing to do with each other, but that all changed last week. A referendum on November’s ballot that would have sought the public’s support to use Worthington’s former...
June 11, 2014 - 5:07pm
June 10, 2014
‘Still awful dry’
WORTHINGTON — Recent rains have helped raise the water levels in Worthington’s well field, but there’s still a long way to go before the...
June 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
June 6, 2014
Letter: Dayton, others came through for Lewis & Clark
By Lennis “Red” Arndt, Luverne, Chairman of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System Lewis & Clark received its best news in five years when the Legislature approved a $22 million advance on our federal funding in the bonding bill. Federal funding has slowed to a drip,...
June 6, 2014 - 9:58pm
June 3, 2014
Library issue pulled from ballot
WORTHINGTON — In unanimous agreement Tuesday morning, Nobles County commissioners voted to ask the city of Worthington not to include a referendum on November’s ballot seeking the public’s support to use Worthington’s former pool site for potential development of a new public...
June 3, 2014 - 9:04pm
May 21, 2014
Greater MN grades session
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers are happy that lawmakers lowered some farm property taxes, but small businesses complain that a higher minimum wage and a bill giving them more legal exposure will hurt. Dry southwestern Minnesotans think they may get Missouri River water, but some...
May 21, 2014 - 9:09pm
Letter: Legislator reflects on session's wrapup
By District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne On May 16, the Minnesota House of Representatives completed its work and adjourned for the remainder of the year. A number of provisions were approved during the final week. It often seems as if the most important bills of session...
May 21, 2014 - 4:33pm
Editorial: L&C funding ultimately a positive
It wasn’t long ago that it appeared the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System was going to wind up as an afterthought in this year’s Minnesota Legislature. As it turned out, Lewis & Clark ended up with $22 million to keep construction going. Legislators also opted to give...
May 21, 2014 - 4:32pm
May 19, 2014
Column: Ending the dry spell - Lewis & Clark funding secured
By DISTRICT 22 REP. JOE SCHOMACKER, DISTRICT 22B REP. ROD HAMILTON and DISTRICT 22 SEN. BILL WEBER ST. PAUL — After a week of extreme uncertainty, we are pleased to report a success story that few saw coming just one week ago. The Lewis and Clark Rural Water project will soon...
May 19, 2014 - 12:27pm
May 16, 2014
Pipe dreams come true: Lewis & Clark gets its funding as session winds down
ST. PAUL — Pipe dreams expressed early in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session gave way to pipelines as it neared an end Friday night. The...
May 16, 2014 - 9:58pm
Lewis and Clark funded, but many details left to sort out
WORTHINGTON — It appears there may be a way to fund the remaining portion of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System to its Minnesota members after all. In the final days of the Minnesota Legislature, a plan was set forth to fund the remaining construction. However, with...
May 16, 2014 - 9:44pm